For about 15 minutes, one of our skilled guides will give you an insight into the exhibition Walk Silently in the Dark Until Your Feet Become Ears by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz. Perfect for when you want a little art break during lunch!
About the exhibition
With five choreographers and performers, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have developed the two-channel film installation Les Gayrillères, co-produced by Kunstnernes Hus. The film's choreography shows a series of steps for a gay guerrilla, building on the unpredictable power of bodies moving in concert, experimenting with forms of togetherness. The camera films a continuous dance in a 360° movement where the interplay between darkness and light, visibility and opacity, is central. The right to be opaque, to control one’s own degrees of visibility, is at the core of the work.
The exhibition also includes a series of sculptures that choreograph the relation between on-screen and off-screen, sounding and listening, between the delayed character of the filmed performance and the liveness of visitors moving through the exhibition space. Hair, chains, microphones, and dance floor seem to have directly stepped down from the screen, having formerly existed in the diegetic universe as a wig, a prop, or part of a costume. Now they follow their own score and take refuge in their new appearance as abstracted artworks, presented in the white cube.
Walk Silently in the Dark Until Your Feet Become Ears is on view between November 10, 2023 and February 25, 2024. It is supported by the Municipality of Oslo, the Ministry of Culture and Equality, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Goethe-Institut, Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland in Norway.
Photo: Julie Hrncirova/Studio Abrakadabra